What a twisted, chaotic year. When the first wave of Covid engulfed us, I was nestled in my hometown, rifling through old childhood picture books and rewatching fuzzy home movies to pass the time. Maybe it's for this reason that upon returning to Montreal, I found myself so enamored with and impressed by the particularly fantastic new releases we’ve seen in picture books and graphic novels at La Petite Drawn & Quarterly. Gravitating towards stories that piqued my imagination more than ever, charmingly eerie, odd stories of comforting magic and scintillating illustrations. They’re a twinkling light amongst all of this turmoil.